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The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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The Gala Theatre

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Annaosha
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 9th October 2016
    Webt to see an evening with an immigrant as part of the Durham book festival. The venue was nice and it was a lovely surprise that the room the event was in was so intimate. Comfortable seats in the... Read full review
  • allertonlad
    Northallerton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very enjoyable second visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th September 2016
    Made a second visit to the Gala Theatre, this time to see Miles Jupp perform. This is a modern, compact, very comfortable theatre, in the city centre. Great sight lines from seemingly wherever you... Read full review
  • 19amanda92
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Cinema visit last weekend
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th September 2016
    The cinemas are a lot smaller than average, but this can be good sometimes. They're always cleaned well and the staff downstairs are always really lovely. Unfortunately the guys who work upstairs... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Infra red loop system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe bar for 75 people. Serving hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 500
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms

Opening Times

2016 (2 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday14:30 - 20:30
Bank Holiday14:30 - 20:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 into Durham city.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Durham. Regular buses into the centre of Durham from across the region.

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Thursday, 24th November 2016 - Saturday, 7th January 2017

The Gala Theatre: Pantomime - Jack and the BeanstalkWe've already got our magic beans planted in preparation for Gala's next GIANT family pantomime. Jack and the Beanstalk follows in the footsteps of Gala's biggest ever show Cinderella, which received acclaim from both critics and audiences.
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Friday, 4th November 2016 - Friday, 4th November 2016

durham remembersThe Gala Theatre: The Battle of the Somme FilmOn Friday 4 November, Gala will play screen The Battle of the Somme, a film of the actual battle that was first aired in 1916 and was seen by more than half of the British population.
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Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

The Gala Theatre - Al Murray Let’s Go Backwards TogetherPublican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show.
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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 - Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

The Gala Theatre - Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of MucusUsing stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss.
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Wednesday, 16th November 2016 - Wednesday, 16th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - Jon Boden Goes SoloOver the course of his career, Jon Boden has become one of the outstanding performers of traditional music of his generation. In one capacity or another, he has won eleven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
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Tuesday, 15th November 2016 - Tuesday, 15th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - Ulysses' Homecoming English Touring OperaOne of the certain masterpieces of Venice’s glory days is Monteverdi’s crowning achievement recounting the delicate interplay between gods and men when, long after the end of the disastrous Trojan war, Ulysses is reunited with his wife.
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Monday, 14th November 2016 - Monday, 14th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - Xerxes English Touring OperaOne of ETO’s most warm-hearted and humorous productions of recent years was Xerxes, which saw Handel’s astonishing setting of a Venetian text relocated to the Battle of Britain, with the Persian king recast as a glamorous prince-turned-pilot jealous
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Friday, 11th November 2016 - Friday, 11th November 2016

Gala Theatre - Funny Bones Comedy Club Our monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand - ups and new comedic talents ready to have you laughing your socks off!
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016 - Wednesday, 26th October 2016

The Gala Theatre - Seann Walsh The Lie-in King returns with a brand-new show. Described by The Guardian as “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation" However dishevelled he may be, the Foster's Comedy Award nominee is also one of the best comics in the country
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Thursday, 27th October 2016 - Thursday, 27th October 2016

The Gala Theatre - The Entertainer The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company LiveSet against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment.
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Saturday, 29th October 2016 - Saturday, 29th October 2016

The Gala Theatre - Jason Byrne is Propped Up Jason Byrne is “Propped Up” is a brand new show from the very experienced, very funny, very highly acclaimed, very absolutely trouser wetting, very can’t watch much more as I think I’m going to die comedian.
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Saturday, 29th October 2016 - Sunday, 30th October 2016

The Gala Theatre - Carl Hutchinson The FixerFrom people who obnoxiously post motivational quotes on social media, racist taxi drivers, grown-up dinner parties, patronising relatives to those who urge you to “stick your phone in rice when you get it wet”.
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Sunday, 30th October 2016 - Sunday, 30th October 2016

The Gala Theatre - The Lindisfarne Story When Tyneside group Lindisfarne exploded onto the UK music scene in 1970 they became the standard bearers for acoustic based rock music.
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Monday, 31st October 2016 - Monday, 31st October 2016

The Gala Theatre - Doug Scott Everest: The Hard WayThe first ascent of Everest: The Hard Way, when the late Dougal Haston and Doug Scott made the first ascent of the mountain’s massive South West Face, remains one of the most significant climbs in mountaineering history.
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Monday, 31st October 2016 - Monday, 31st October 2016

The Gala Theatre - The Sons of Pitches The first ascent of Everest: The Hard Way, when the late Dougal Haston and Doug Scott made the first ascent of the mountain’s massive South West.
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Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 - Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

The Gala Theatre - Jimeoin Renonsence ManAn evening of brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious stand-up from the internationally acclaimed star of TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Royal Variety Performance, John Bishop Show,
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Thursday, 3rd November 2016 - Thursday, 3rd November 2016

The Gala Theatre - An Evening with Gervase Phinn Gervase Phinn has been touring theatres across the country for over 10 years now as a hilarious raconteur. The best-selling and award-winning author, radio and TV personality, really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.
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Saturday, 5th November 2016 - Saturday, 5th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - Midge Ure Midge Ure has a career that spans over 40 years – from his “pop band” beginnings, “almost” joining the Sex Pistols, the electronic groundbreaking work with Visage, via the mainstream success of Ultravox to the twists and turns of his solo releases.
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Thursday, 10th November 2016 - Friday, 11th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - Coal Gary Clarke CompanyMarking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miner’s Strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents Coal, a riveting dance theatre show which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal
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Saturday, 12th November 2016 - Saturday, 12th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - James Acaster James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something he's always wanted. Something we all want.
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Sunday, 13th November 2016 - Sunday, 13th November 2016

The Gala Theatre - The Illegal Eagles Long established as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles make a welcome return for yet another outstanding show promising more of their tight harmonies, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.
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Friday, 28th October 2016 - Friday, 28th October 2016

Gala Theatre - Paul FootIn Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant ‘n Dec, immigration, X-Factor and breakfast. The multi-award winning Paul has appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes including Never Mind The...
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Friday, 28th October 2016 - Friday, 28th October 2016

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 - Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Gala Theatre - Next Up.....Come and join us as we showcase new work by some of the most exciting emerging talent in the region. A relaxed evening of performance as artists try out their work in front of an audience. Conversation and constructive feedback is encouraged!
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Sunday, 20th November 2016 - Sunday, 20th November 2016

Gala Theatre - Ahir ShahAhir wants to believe in a future where democracy flourishes, technology liberates us from work, and we all get to rub our bellies in satisfaction at a job well done. However, he's also felling powerless to enact change, alienated from his fellow lefties, and increasingly anxious about the state of...
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Friday, 16th December 2016 - Friday, 16th December 2016

Gala Theatre -The Suggestibles' Impro PantsoNo script. No score. No kids! Your suggestions inspire the crazy characters, ingenious songs, and all the twists and turns in this Christmas cracker of a show. Oh, yes they do! The legendary improv comedy troupe creates hilarious havoc in an off-the-cuff, off-the-wall festive fun-ride like no...
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Monday, 5th December 2016 - Saturday, 24th December 2016

Gala Theatre -The Elf's Christmas Wish Elf and Elfie are back in Durham this Christmas and getting into their usual muddle! This year they have moved to the Wrapping department and have to make sure all the presents are ready for delivery but Uh Oh!... What a catastrophe!... Something has happened to the map needed to guide the sleigh...
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